The actors who turned down roles in successful movies
In the competitive world of the seventh art, actors are constantly faced with tough decisions to make—decisions that could make or break their career at any moment, or make them miss out on what ends up being a smash hit. Al Pacino gave a talk in New York on April 19 in which he revealed one of the major missed opportunities of his career. "When I first came up, I was the new kid on the block, you know what happens when you first become famous. It’s like, ‘Give it to Al.’ They’d give me Queen Elizabeth to play,” he joked. In the 1970s, he was given a script for 'Star Wars' and invited to play the role of Han Solo. Pacino couldn't understand what the heck it was all about, so he passed. "I gave Harrison Ford a career!" he told the audience. Ford famously played Han Solo for the first time in the 1977 movie 'Star Wars,' and went on to play the iconic character four more times, once as recently as 2019 in the movie 'The Rise of Skywalker.' Pacino may have missed out on the massively successful 'Star Wars' franchise, but it certainly doesn't seem to have harmed his career. The distinguished actor is still working in his eighties and will next play King Lear in a film adaptation of the Shakespearean drama. Whether it's because they were already filming another movie or simply because they didn't like the script, many other stars ended up turning down roles in what went on to become box office hits. Click to see which celebrities refused roles in hit movies!